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Buffalo Nichols

June 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

“Part of my intent…is putting more Black stories into the genres of folk and blues…I want more Black people to hear themselves in this music that is truly theirs.” — Buffalo Nichols

About: Guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Carl “Buffalo” Nichols found, in his guitar, an outlet for self-expression and discovery at an early age. After years spent in a supporting role in nearly ten bands in his youth, however, he began to feel overextended and unfulfilled. An overwhelmed Nichols sought the space to examine his own creative vision as a lead performer.

After cutting his teeth between a Baptist church and bars in his Milwaukee hometown, a globetrotting trip through West Africa and Europe during this creative lull began to reveal the answer to his persistent question: How can I bring the blues of the past into the future? While overseas, the appreciation of African-American folkways lit a renewed spark in Nichols. Nichols returned home to America, meditating on his own place in the music that holds the country’s truest values and rawest emotions between bar and measure.

While acknowledging the joy, exuberance and triumph contained in the blues, Nichols looks intently at the genre’s origins, which harken back to complicated and dire circumstances for Black Americans. With this in mind, Nichols says there is a missing link, which he’s often used as a compass: Black stories aren’t being told responsibly in the genre anymore. To begin changing that, Buffalo Nichols looks to tell his own story in the right way.

Date & Time: Sunday, June 18, 2023. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.

Ticket Price: All tickets are general admission. $20 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event. $25 at the door. Children 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult.

Ticket Information: Reserve tickets in advance either ONLINE or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 PM – Tuesday through Saturday). When our Box Office is closed, please leave a message. All ticket sales are final; no exceptions.




June 18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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